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July 18, 2005

Natalee Updates: 'About That Duct Tape' and 'How Did Natalee Holloway Leave Carlos And Charlies?' (Evening Updates)

Topics: Natalee Holloway

Updates are at the bottom of the post.

Things seem to be happening in the Natalee Holloway case! But then again....

Dan at Riehl World View writes that "new information has emerged suggesting that one of the mainstays in the Natalee Holloway mystery, that she left the club in a grey car with Joran Van der Sloot and the two Kalpoe brothers, Satish and Deepak, may be incorrect."

"It appears she may have left the front of the club on foot with Deepak Kalpoe."

Beginning with an Internet message referenced here:

When we saw her leave she left by herself. No one was with her but we did notice some local guys talking to her while she was in there.

the story of Natalee Holloway entering a car and calling out to friends begins to unravel. One individual who may have played a pivotal role in initiating that version of events is now re-considering and says she "hasn't heard it first-hand from a single eyewitness.

Evidently many of the students on the trip were discussing that version of events early on in the disappearance but further conversations have been unable to pin down any solid first hand account. Read more ...

And be sure to listen to Dan Riehl on the radio talking about the case.

Scared Monkeys has "Duct Tape and Blond Hair; Solid Lead or another dead end?"

(...) the park rangers were doing a routine clean up of the area today and found duct tape with long shoulder length blond hairs in it in a cave. We have confirmed that this area had previously been searched by the Aruba Search and Rescue team, so the thought is that it was either missed on the original search or recently placed there. The Aruban police took the articles and will have the hair analyzed in Holland and compared to the DNA previously provided by Beth Twitty and Dave Holloway.

It's possible that the tape washed up from the ocean and there's no way of knowing right now how long it's been in the water. Read more ..

Nothing solid going on yet - looks like everything is still so much conversation. But there just might be a light at the end of the tunnel; we may be getting closer to finding out what happened to Natalee.

Evening Update:
Scared Monkeys posts that Tim Miller and a majority of the EquuSearch team returned to home after spending several weeks searching for Natalee Holloway. Tim Miller, founder of the group, has said that he doesn't think Natalee is findable.

Scared Monkeys also posts that Diario has reported that the tests are back from the Netherlands, and the results are bupkis.

Friends Are Like Angels writes that "The ranger who made the find, Mario Rasmijn, said there were several strands, each about 12 inches long, and that some were light blond and others were dark."

And one more for Scared Monkeys: In a real twist of fate, "Robert Abel Dies; Suspected Suicide?" "According to sources the prime suspect in the Calder Rd murders in League City, TX has allegedly committed suicide last Thursday or Friday. What are the Calder Road murders you ask? This was the murder of Tim Miller's daughter Laura in 1984. Yes the same Tim Miller, founder of EquuSearch, who has been helping aid in the search for Natalee Holloway in Aruba." (And Laura died 20 years ago.)

FOX NEWS has an article on "DNA Tests Slated for Hair Found in Aruba."

CNN reported the Aruban authorities gave the FBI part of the evidence to do testing on. If true, it's a small step forward.

Dan at Riehl World View posts on the "Subject2Discussion Audio" of his radio interview on Natalee. (Apparently, he might be making this a once a month affair. Are we looking at a "Riehl World talk show" host in the making? Dan's a sharp dresser and interviews well. I vote for him to go straight to a regular show on Fox.)

As a closer for this particular update, "Murder On Aruba" is apparently hanging it up.

(...) But my vacation starts in 6 minutes and frankly I have had enough all this bigoted stalker I can take. So I am over and out. I will post as the urge hits. Mostly just to stop the slanderous attacks bought and paid for by the Van Der Sloot attornies(he means attorneys) to the many forums and blogs that pretend and profess to be seeking justice for Natalee. The world is full of liars and many have JD behind their name.

So what's my take on where we're at? Who really knows at this point and I'm don't even to crossword puzzles. But I'm begining to think that one or both of the Kalpoe Brothers just might have more of a hand in Natalee's disappearance than Joran. But not quite ready to bet the farm on it.

Posted by Hyscience at July 18, 2005 6:19 AM

There is No Doubt that The Hair is Natalee's

Posted by: DonDiegoDeLaVega at July 18, 2005 1:21 PM

If the hair turnd out to be Natalee's the Kalpoe brothers will be on the next flight out of Aurba

Posted by: Greg James at July 18, 2005 8:17 PM

Anything that is being examined in Holland or by Aruban authorities will come negative. Hopefully the test from the FBI will be confirmed one way or another, those are the only trustworthy results. And I agree with Don Diego de la Vega, the Kalpoes brothers will try to flee, they are as guilty as sin, at least the eldest one, he had a BIG hand into all this with the jerk Joran.

From Don Rodrigo de la Mora,

Posted by: oneyka at July 18, 2005 10:14 PM

i think she was kiddnapped and taken off the island, the boys and maybe dad set it up way in
advance and on the last day she's taken away by boat.thats why no body has shown up.

Posted by: justme at July 19, 2005 2:37 AM

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